Pounds for Purpose

Small £500 awards for individuals aged 16-26 looking to make a positive change in the issues that matter to them.

Who's it for?

Individuals aged 16-26 with an idea to create positive change in the world around them.

What do I get?

Up to £500 to put your idea into action.

Where do I apply?

You can apply for this fund here:

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What is the funding for?

Pounds for Purpose funding is to help you get your idea up and running and will help you cover some of those costs.  Plus, we can provide business support if you decide to turn your idea into a business.

Who can apply? 

You can apply for Pounds for Purpose if you have an idea to generate positive change, are aged 16-26 and need some funding to put your idea into action. 

You must meet our eligibility criteria, which is available in the guidance notes which you can download below.

How we assess your application 

We will assess your application based on your applications. You should hear a decision within 6-8 weeks of us receiving your application.

Funding priorities

Anyone can benefit from Pounds for Purpose funding and we assess each application on its individual merits. 

Check out our case studies for examples of enterprises that we have supported.

Have a question? 

Read the Guidance Notes below or check out our Frequently Asked Questions. If you can’t find the answer you are looking for, get in touch via our Contact Us page, by phone or use our LiveChat feature.

You can view our Pounds for Purpose Guidance document online, or download the Word version below.


  • Guidance Notes - Pounds for Purpose

    This document guides you through each section of the application form and what happens once we receive your application.

  • Pounds for Purpose Word Drafting Document

    You can use this Word document to prepare and draft your answers before completing the online application form. If you have any accessibility requirements, you may also submit this form as your main application.


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